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Salt-N-Pepa explain casting choices for upcoming Lifetime biopic


Courtesy of Lifetime Copyright 2020Salt-N-Pepa have got some explaining to do after the trailer release of their upcoming Lifetime biopic, which debuted on Entertainment Tonight. Social media had a field day criticizing everything about the trailer from it’s quality to production to the cast. 

What’s most obvious is the lack of resemblance in the cast to the actual members of the trailblazing female rap group. When Salt-N-Pepa first spoke about the biopic, they assured ABC Audio their roles as executive producers of the film would not allow that to happen.

“We’re going to make sure there ain’t no dark skin Salt and light skin Pepa,” Cheryl “Salt,” James told ABC Audio. “They’re actually going to look like us,” interjected Sandra “Pepa” Denton.

“We are real executive producers and our hands are in the pot,” James finished.

Seems like someone missed the point. There was no dark skin Salt but Pepa’s character didn’t resemble her in complexion either. One Twitter user said, “them girls look nothing like Salt-N-Pepa. Who casted this?”  

The Lifetime biopic, which for now appears to be called Salt-n-Pepa The Movie, follows the girls’ younger days through meeting producer Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor, and forever changing the scope of women in hip hop by tackling the male-dominated industry in the 90s with in-your-face tracks like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Shoop” and “Push It.

On the group’s 30+ years of success, Salt said, “The foundation is the friendship and the music that comes that springs forth from the friendship.” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1) 

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